9 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Chefs, Bakers, and Food Lovers

Does your Valentine have a discerning palate? Are they constantly seeking out specialty grocery stores in search of hard-to-find spice blends? Is their pantry stocked high with tinned fish, olive oil, and condiments? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up our ideal giftable foods for Valentine’s day. 

More Luxe Hot Chocolate Kit

What says ‘I love You’ better than chocolate? Hot chocolate. Táche, the brand behind the cutely packaged, lightly sweet pistachio milk, teamed up with Flamingo Estate Drinking Chocolate and Mojave Mallows Artisanal Marshmallows for an elevated, luxurious hot chocolate kit. Available for a limited time. | $75 

Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste

There’s no better gift for the baker in your life than premium ingredients to enhance their desserts. Our top choice: Nielsen-Massey’s Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste, a sweet, creamy paste speckled with real vanilla from the pod. Use it in any recipe you want to add the enticing visual flair of vanilla bean specks. | $26+

Cantabrian Anchovies in Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Does your Valentine prefer savory to sweet? Are they a hot girl obsessed with hot girl food? You’re in luck: Fishwife just released the richest, most buttery anchovies we’ve ever tasted. We bet your Valentine will agree. | $27 for 3

Hello Adrianne’s Earrings

If your Valentine is very particular about what kind of canned tomatoes make the perfect sauce, we recommend a pair of earrings from Hello Adrianne. Whether they always have a can of Cento on hand, or can’t imagine making their gravy without Scalfani, Adrianne has you covered. | $50+

Fine & Raw Valentine’s 8 Piece Truffle Box

Sustainably sourced, ethically made, velvety flavored chocolates made in Brooklyn—who could say no to that? Grab your Valentine a box of Fine & Raw’s 8-Piece Truffles, filled with an assortment of handmade, chocolate flavor bomb. | $28

Smithey No. 10 Cast Iron Skillet

If cooking is your Valentine’s love language, give them the gift of a high quality cast iron skillet. Perfect for baking or cooking, Smithey’s Cast Iron Skillet features all the essentials–pour spouts, a helper handle for lifting with two hands, and a naturally non-stick pre seasoned interior. Plus, it’s engravable. | $170+

Shorty Spice Set

Looking to spice up your love life? How does Sichuan Chili Crisp sound? Fly By Jing makes it easy to spice up any moment with their Short Spice Set, a collection of portable 2 oz jars filled with their best selling Sichuan flavors. Grab the variety pack for all three flavors: Sichuan Chili Crisp, Mala Spice Mix, and Zhong Sauce. | $25

Masha Tea’s Love Tea

Feeling romantic? Show your love with some aptly named tea. Masha Tea has a number of beautiful blends, but we recommend gifting their Love Tea, an aromatic and earthy tea packed with hyssop, roses and wild harvested cedar. | $29

Butter Bell Crock

Goodbye to slabbing fridge-cold butter across your crusty sourdough loaves. Hello to having smooth, spreadable butter at your convenience, any time of day. All you need is a butter bell—the cone shaped crock that keeps butter safe to eat at room temperature. Fill the bell with your favorite butter, add cold water to the base of the crock, and close it; the Butter Bell reflects outside heat while insulating and cooling the butter, keeping it at the perfect spreading consistency. | $27+